Holocaust Memorial Day 2017

How can life go on?

22 to 29 January 2017

Holocaust Memorial Day

The Lancaster & Lakes Jewish Community are working with Faith in Lancaster, More Music, Lancaster City Council and Lancaster Priory Church to remember the Holocaust. There are a series of events taking place around and on Holocaust Memorial Day, which is 27 January 2017.
Sunday 22nd January 6.30pm 
Interfaith Service at The Priory Church
Music, prayers and reflections from a variety of traditions. The interfaith service will feature readings and reflections, relating to the theme of How Can Life go on from representatives from various faith groups and music from the Priory choir will include he choir will be singing Arvo Pärt's De Profundis (a setting of Psalm 130) and Tallis's In Ieunio et Fletu (a setting of Joel 2:12,17).

Thursday 26th January 6.30pm
Commemorating the Holocaust at Lancaster Castle and The Storey

The commemoration will begin at Lancaster Castle, where candle lighting and prayers are introduced by Catriona Stamp and Stanley Henig will say Kaddish. 

There will be the lantern lighting commemoration with the Mayor and Cat Smith MP and lanterns will be lit to remember the specific groups persecuted during the Holocaust.

This will be followed by reflections and performance in the Storey which will feature songs celebrating Human Rights from the Start Again song cycle by Adrian Mitchell and Pete Moser and performed by local singers.

Friday 27 January From 12 Noon
Commemoration and Candle Lighting throughout the day at Main Square, Lancaster University.

Sunday 29th January 10.45am 
Tree Planting Ceremony - Tu B’Shvat
Celebrating the Jewish New Year for trees with Tu B’Shvat at Lancaster University Memorial Woodland. Please meet at the University's Jewish Rooms 15 minutes before to walk with the group to the planting site.
Sunday 29th January 11.15am 
Diversity Tour
Starting in the Jewish Rooms at Lancaster University.

This includes a tree planting ceremony to celebrate Tu B'shvat  the Jewish New Year for Trees at 10.45 am, speakers,a bagel brunch and the opportunity to visit to the synagogue there at the Jewish Rooms at Lancaster University Chaplaincy Centre and a visit to Lancaster mosque at 2pm (the mosque is temporarily housed at the Telephone Exchange in Fenton Street Lancaster)